Temperatures have been off the scale throughout much of the country for the past six months, making it the warmest ever start to the year.
So, what can we put this heat‐wave down to? Is climate change to blame?
Coinciding with the warmer than usual weather is the release of the Government's Environment Report. And you guessed it, climate change is our biggest concern.
Professor of Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, Dr James Renwick, joined Paul Henry to discuss the weather, what is behind the heat and whether climate change is to blame.